How to install Flock Web Browser in Ubuntu
Preparing Your System
Make sure libstdc++5 is installed -- it's the only dependency you need.
sudo apt-get install libstdc++5
Install Flock Web Browser in Ubuntu
Download Latest Version of Flock from here
Now you should be having flock-0.7.12.en-US.linux-i686.tar.gz file extract this file using the following command
tar xzvf flock-0.7.12.en-US.linux-i686.tar.gz
Now you should be having flock directory and run flock browser using the following command
If you are opening first time you should see import settings and data screen select if you want to import from firefox and click next
Select your home page selection and click next
Import complete screen and click on Finish
Flock web browser in action
Flock Web Browser Version Details
Add it to your Gnome Panel.
Right-click the Panel --> Add to Panel
Select Custom Application Launcher.
Enter the following information
Generic Name: Web Browser
Comment: Browse the web
Command: Click "Browse..." and browse to the executable you ran . Mine is /home/ubuntuadmin/flock/flock
Icon: Click the icon and browse to the same spot you did for "Command". Enter the "icons" directory, and then select the one you'd like to use.
You can download Flock Extensions from here
Migrate your Firefox plugins to Flock
Migrate your Firefox plugins to Flock.First rename your flock folder to just flock. Then assuming you are logged into your home directory migrate to your plugin folder by typing into the terminal.
Then use this command to migrate all your Firefox pluggins.
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins/* .
You could also use GetDeb to install an unofficial Ubuntu .deb.
Just wanna add an important snippet (tested on 8.10)
If you want to enable flash in Flock all you have to do is:
2)Copy the file “flashplugin-alternative.so”
3)Goto the flock (extracted) directory
4)Make a new folder and name it “flash”
6)Restart your flock, and make sure thal all its processors are down.
Ps: After pasting it you’ll realize that you don’t have privileges, but it’s ok, no need to change’em. enjoy
Thank you! Open Apps. Tried the authors instructions. Needs more detail on cd flock. That does not make sense. A person would have the path. Installing with GetDeb makes the common non-geek person want to keep using Linux systems such as Ubuntu.
Good enough for 32 bit, but what about 64 bit?
For Debian Lenny 64 after installing libstdc++5 I used an older version from getDeb:
Maybe a newer version would have worked.
apt-get install flashplayer-mozilla
cp /usr/lib/flashplayer/libflashplayer.so /usr/share/flock/plugins